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Apple Continues To Lead As The Global Tablet Market

Lenovo rounded out the top 5 with 2.3 million units shipped in the third quarter, a decline of nearly 25 per cent compared to a year ago

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Apple continued to lead as the global tablet market declined 8.6 per cent during the third quarter of 2018 as shipments fell to 36.4 million, the International Data Corporation (IDC) reported.

Samsung maintained its position as the second leading tablet manufacturer and Amazon.com became the third largest tablet manufacturer in the third quarter, said the IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker on Friday.

Slate tablets accounted for the majority of the market with 31.6 million units, down 7.9 per cent from the previous year.

Detachable tablets also declined, down 13.1 per cent from the previous year, to account for 4.8 million unit shipments.

“The detachable market has failed to see growth in 2018, a worrying trend that has plagued the category off and on since the end of 2016,” said Lauren Guenveur, Senior Research Analyst for IDC’s Tablet team.

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With 26.6 per cent, Apple continued to lead the tablet market with nearly double the shipments of its nearest competitor.

The refreshed $329 iPad with Pencil support that launched in late March continued to drive volume.

Samsung’s detachable portfolio grew modestly, however that growth was outweighed by continued declines in the slate category. The company registered 14.6 per cent market share globally.

Huawei at fourth spot was the only company among the top 5 to deliver year-over-year tablet shipments growth in 3Q 2018.

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Lenovo rounded out the top 5 with 2.3 million units shipped in the third quarter, a decline of nearly 25 per cent compared to a year ago.

“The tablet market is more like the traditional PC market than ever before,” said Jitesh Ubrani, Senior Research Analyst with IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Device Trackers. (IANS)

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Apple Unveils Third Generation Smart Battery Cases for iPhone 11 Series

The case features a dedicated camera button that launches the Camera app whether the iPhone is locked or unlocked

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The new Apple Smart Battery Cases are available in white, black and pink sand for the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max and just white and black for the iPhone 11. All versions are priced at $129 in US. Pixabay

Apple has launched its third generation of smart battery cases for the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max.

The new Smart Battery Cases are available in white, black and pink sand for the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max and just white and black for the iPhone 11. All versions are priced at $129 in US.

“Engineered for iPhone 11, the smart battery case gives you even longer battery life while offering great protection. Inside, a soft microfiber lining helps protect your iPhone. And on the outside, the silky, soft-touch finish of the silicone exterior feels great in your hand. A soft elastomer hinge design makes it easy to put the case on and take it off, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Apple has launched its third generation of smart battery cases for the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max. Pixabay

The case features a dedicated camera button that launches the Camera app whether the iPhone is locked or unlocked.

A quick press of the button takes a photo and a longer press captures QuickTake video. It works for selfies, too.

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Additionally, the case can be charged even faster with USB-PD-compatible chargers. It also supports Lightning accessories, such as the EarPods with lightning connector or the lightning digital AV adapter. (IANS)